1973 Jaguar E-Type Convertible 5.3L series IIISOLD

RM Auctions - Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction - August 16-18

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Estimate: $70,000-$90,000 US

Offered Without Reserve

AUCTION RESULTS: Lot was Sold at a price of $44,000

Specifications:
250hp, 5,354 cc double overhead cam V12 engine, four-speed manual transmission, four-wheel independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 105"

Arguably the most well recognized sports car of its era, the E-type had a perfect combination of curvaceous lines, high-performance and was priced economically to boot. That helped establish it as an instant hit and its popularity has only grown stronger. The evolution of the E-Type is well documented. The initial 3.8-liter model had a lack of footwell space, uncomfortable seats, massive brake fade and an engine prone to overheating ľ yet it was loved. Ten years and numerous improvements later, Jaguar launched a V12 engine in its E-Type, transforming it with an infusion of torque and horsepower. Along with the engine, other more plush modifications were made, including power steering and power brakes. The result was a very fine and quite sophisticated, grand touring car. The 1973 Jaguar E-Type Roadster presented here was treated to a comprehensive restoration to show quality standards by the experts at Classic Showcase. During the restoration process the car was stripped to bare metal, the body was then fully prepped, resprayed in Signal Red, color sanded and buffed to a perfect shine. The brightwork was rechromed and polished as needed, the interior was correctly reupholstered in black and a matching black cloth top was fitted. The bonnet has been converted to covered headlights, the bumper has been removed and slight revisions were made to the grille opening. Other special features include an Alpine AM/FM stereo and cassette player with power booster and four speakers, factory air conditioning, and an alarm system. The engine, transmission, suspension,

Reference Number 10113

as of 6/1/2007

Overview
Car 1973 Jaguar E-Type Convertible 5.3L series III
VIN UD1S21928 
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